Information for Parents
P.A.R.T.Y. is an injury-prevention program designed to educate adolescents on the consequences of alcohol and risk-related trauma. The aim is to reduce trauma injuries, disability and death in young people as this age group are grossly over represented in injury and trauma statistics. By learning about the consequences of risk-taking behaviour the program enables participants to recognise potential injury-producing situations, make prevention-orientated choices, and adopt behaviours that minimise unnecessary risk.
The program involves a full day excursion to a P.A.R.T.Y. Program Hospital site where participants meet with the health professionals and emergency services personnel (e.g. ambulance officers) involved in trauma. Participants follow the typical journey of a trauma patient as they visit the clinical areas involved in the management of trauma patients. Depending on the hospital site conducting P.A.R.T.Y., participants may visit the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Ward, Morgue and Allied health gyms. Participants can withdraw from attending any of the clinical rotations at any stage throughout the day.
The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in collaboration with the following hospitals delivers P.A.R.T.Y. throughout the school year. For more detailed information on the program day at your local hospital and to download parent and student consents please click on one of the hospital links below:
- Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Gold Coast University Hospital
- Logan Hospital
- Toowoomba Hospital
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital
- Gympie Hospital
- Rockhampton Hospital
- Mackay Hospital
- Townsville Hospital
- Cairns Hospital
Frequently asked questions
At the hospital, the P.A.R.T.Y. Program Coordinator, clinical presenters and allied health professionals all play a role in ensuring your child's needs are met. They have all the appropriate checks and clearances to ensure your child's safety and wellbeing.